The Daily CCO: A Good Night in the Minors for Happ, Olt, McKinney and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Happy Father’s Day! Switch-hitting outfielder Ian Happ crossed another first off his list Saturday night. In his second game with Short-Season Eugene, Ian Happ launched his first home run. A solo shot over the wall in right field off rehabbing Hisashi Iwakuma in the fourth inning. Happ started in center field and batted third for […]


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Starlin Castro Delivers in Extras, Cubs Win in Ten – Cubs 4, Twins 1

Game Sixty-Six – Cubs 4, Twins 1 – 10 innings WP – Jason Motte (4-1) LP – Blaine Boyer (2-3) Save – Hector Rondon (12) With the game tied at one in the 10th inning, the Twins walked Chris Coghlan to load the bases with one out. Starlin Castro ripped the first pitch from Blaine Boyer […]


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The Daily CCO: Ian Happ Makes Pro Debut, Mike Olt Starts Rehab and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Ian Happ reported to the Eugene Emeralds and was in the starting lineup for the second game of the season. Happ batted third and played center field in his professional debut. Ian Happ went 1-for-5 with a run scored in Eugene’s 7-5 victory over Everett. Jed Hoyer said the plan for Happ is for him […]


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Too Many Mistakes, Too Many Errors – Twins 7, Cubs 2

Game Sixty-Five – Cubs 2, Twins 7 WP – Phil Hughes (5-6) LP – Kyle Hendricks (2-3) Save – None The Cubs simply did not look like a team prepared to play a baseball game Friday at Target Field. Physical and mental mistakes set the tone in the first inning and the Cubs handed the […]


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Cubs Get Caught Looking After the Rain Delay, Lose to the Indians – Indians 4, Cubs 3

Game Sixty-Four – Cubs 3, Indians 4 WP – Zach McAllister (2-2) LP – Travis Wood (3-3) Save – Bryan Shaw (1) Kyle Schwarber smacked a two-run homer to left and tied the game at three in the fifth before rain delayed the game for an hour and 16 minutes. When play resumed, the Cubs […]


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Cubs Offense Rocks Cleveland – Cubs 17, Indians 0

Game Sixty-Three – Cubs 17, Indians 0 WP – Tsuyoshi Wada (1-1) LP – Shaun Marcum (3-2) Save – None The Cubs scored a season-high 17 runs on a season-high 18 hits while Tsuyoshi Wada and Yoervis Medina combined on a four-hit shutout as the Cubs blanked the Indians on Wednesday night. The Cubs have […]


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Starlin Castro Reportedly is Not on the Phillies Radar

The Phillies may or may not have hit rock bottom Tuesday night. It has gotten so bad in Philadelphia that Andy MacPhail could be hired to clean house. And according to Ken Rosenthal, if Pat Gillick tabs MacPhail as his replacement that he could be the one that fires Ryne Sandberg. The Phillies are “making […]


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Indians Walk All Over Jake Arrieta – Indians 6, Cubs 0

Game Sixty-Two – Cubs 0, Indians 6 WP – Trevor Bauer (6-3) LP – Jake Arrieta (6-5) Save – None Jake Arrieta lasted only five innings and tied a career-high with six walks. The Indians first three runs scored on just one hit while the Cubs did nothing against Trevor Bauer. The Cubs dropped the […]


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The Daily CCO: One-Run Games, Mr. Walk-Off and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Extra innings delayed the daily report on a Monday following a good weekend for the Cubs. The Cubs improved to a season-high seven games over .500 with the team’s eighth walk-off win of the year Sunday night. The Cubs are 17-11 in the 28 one-run games they have played this year. Almost half of the […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Rumors, Draft Signings, Extra Innings and Walk-Off Wins

The Chicago Cubs had a long and very good weekend. Two of the three games with the Reds were decided in extra innings with a lengthy rain delay setting up the first of two walk-off wins. Starlin Castro drove in the winning run Saturday and again Sunday and received more praise from his skipper following […]


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